Alex Stokes joins the WHNT News 19 team as an Interactive Reporter/Producer. The New Jersey native is thrilled to be making the Tennessee Valley her new home.

After studying History and Communications at the George Washington University, Alex went on to intern at WJW in Cleveland, Ohio. She is excited to start a new chapter here in Huntsville and looks forward to getting to know the community!

In her spare time, Alex likes to hike, sing and play golf. She is also a big foodie and is excited to try out some great southern cooking!

If you have a tip, story or just want to say hey you can reach her at alex.stokes@whnt.com.


Recent Articles
  • UAH professor explains dangers of foodborne illnesses during peak season and how to avoid them

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An E. Coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce in April and a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon in June. Foodborne illnesses peak during summer months according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And while a 24-hour stomach bug can be inconvenient — the consequences can be much worse. “The danger is dehydration,” says Dr. Louise O’Keefe, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Faculty & Staff Clinic at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Not just from the […]

  • Bollywood movie films in Huntsville bring culture, jobs and cinematic ‘street cred’

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville is making its Bollywood on-screen debut. 30-percent of the film was shot in Huntsville with three of the biggest stars in Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. Aside from the stars, many in Huntsville worked behind the scenes and you may be able to see a few local faces in the film! “There’s a lot of talent in this town,” said Christy Toribio, an actress and extra in the film. “This could be […]

  • Court of Appeals rejects settlement in alleged water contamination suit due to conflict of interest

    LAWRENCE COUNTY,  Ala. — A settlement in a class action suit alleging chemically tainted Tennessee River water was thrown out Monday by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The settlement was drawn up between the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority and their customers on one side and Daikin America, Inc. on the other. The settlement terms required Daikin to pay $5 million, $4,450,000 of which would go to the Water Authority and $550,000 would go to the attorneys. […]

  • Get your crawfish on at “Claws for a Cause” benefiting the Huntsville Hospital

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Looking for something fun this weekend? The Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Development Council is hosting its second annual “Claws for a Cause.” The event is a crawfish boil and cornhole tournament benefitting the hospital’s neurological ICU. Proceeds will go towards providing innovative equipment and technology for patients across north Alabama. The event is June 2 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Butler Green at Campus 805. There will be live music by Liquid Caravan and the food […]

  • WHNT News 19 Political Analysts weigh in on Alabama races one week before election

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama voters will head to the polls with an eye towards picking the candidates for the November general elections on June 5. We asked a number of political analysts how they see the races shaping up less than a week out from the election. Governor’s Race Republican Primary The analysts we spoke with were most confident about Governor Kay Ivey having a strong showing on Tuesday, although they were divided on whether she would need a runoff. […]

  • Facebook asks users to upload ‘intimate’ photos to fight ‘revenge porn’ in new pilot program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Facebook is announcing a new pilot program to try to combat ‘revenge porn’ or ‘non-consensual pornography.’ On Tuesday, the social media network announced it would begin testing the program in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada starting this week. The initiative is aimed at preventing intimate photos from being shared on the social media platform without permission. They are partnering with an international working group of safety organizations, survivors and victim advocates including the Cyber Civil Rights […]

  • Huntsville airport opens up a runway to the public for the first ‘Runway Run’ 5k in almost 20 years

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Think you can run faster than a plane? Next month, the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) will be opening a runway to the public for a ‘Runway Run.’ While not side by side, planes will take off on a nearby runway. The last time the airport hosted a run like this was just before 9/11. Once again it’s man versus plane. “It’ll be a really cool experience,” said Jana Kuner, Public Relations and Customer Service manager at HSV. On […]

  • Huntsville store hosts royal wedding viewing party

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — While people line the streets near Windsor Castle, you can watch the royal wedding from the comfort of home on WHNT News 19 with coverage starting at 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and continuous coverage without commercials from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Or, you can join other ‘royal fans’ at a watch party here in Huntsville. You’re gonna have to get up pretty early to watch this wedding. A good amount of people are ready to […]

  • Community leaders weigh in on US Embassy move and ensuing conflict

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — At least 55 people died in Gaza on Monday in one of the deadliest days the area has ever seen. Miles away, U.S. representatives celebrated the American Embassy move to Jerusalem. When the U.S. announced it was moving its embassy in Israel from the capital to Jerusalem it sparked Palestinian protest at the border. Since then, hundreds of people have been killed on both sides. Monday, American politicians, including President Trump said this is a step in the […]

  • 75-year-old Huntsville woman achieves a lifelong goal, graduating from college

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A moment eight years in the making. In just a few days, a 75-year-old Huntsville woman will proudly walk across the stage and receive her diploma. Her journey was not an easy one, overcoming countless obstacles. “I’m so excited,” said Annie Watts. And she has every reason to be. “I’m graduating from college this Friday!” she exclaimed. She will have another diploma to proudly hang on her wall next to her GED. Getting to that moment has […]

  • Gas and oil prices slowly rising in Huntsville and around the country

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Warmer weather means more travel. Packing up the car and heading out to a summer vacation. GasBuddy has released a new report on gas prices in Huntsville and around the country, and the numbers are quite different from last year. We fill up our tank like a ritual. “At least twice a month,” says Earmon Aaron. “At least twice a week,” says Kristen Packer. We have places to go, things to do and our cars need gas to […]

  • FBI and local agencies announce new digital forensics lab on Redstone Arsenal

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A new lab specializing in digital forensics is operating in Huntsville, Alabama, the only forensics lab on a military installation. The FBI and local leaders held a ceremony Wednesday to mark the opening of the Tennessee Valley Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (TVRCFL). The lab is the first to open in nine years with another planned to open this year in the Boston area. The 3.4 million dollar center is one of 17 such facilities nationwide specializing in training […]